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The commercial arm of Australian broadcaster ABC has reached a new agreement with UK free-to-air Channel 5 to bring the top-rating medical drama Pulse to the My5VOD streaming service.

ABC My5 Pulse 24July2019Inspired by a true story of a transplant patient who became a doctor, Pulse is described as a high-stakes drama set in and around the transplant unit of a busy Sydney teaching hospital. When successful high-flier Frankie Bell (Claire van der Boom) is brought crashing to earth by chronic kidney failure she targets an alternate future. Eight years on she is a practicing doctor driven to use her second chance to save others.

Originally airing on ABC TV in Australia, Pulse attracted critical acclaim in the country with the media praising the series for its realism, diversity and socially charged storytelling. Channel 5 has secured broadcast rights to the 8 x 60’ series for two years, with the drama set to make its UK premiere in August 2019.

ABC Commercial is pleased to partner with Channel Five to bring Pulse to UK audiences,” said Jessica Ellis, head of content sales and distribution, ABC Commercial. “This top-quality Aussie drama was a ratings success when it premiered on the ABC. We are certain international audiences will enjoy Pulse as much as audiences here in Australia.”

Oliver Thomas, vice president of Digital, Viacom International Media Networks UK added: “Pulse is a gripping medical drama and we’re thrilled to be bringing this acclaimed series to My5, as part of the continued expansion of our scripted offering.”

Pulse is a Clandestine Beyond Production, in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Screen Australia and Screen NSW. Created by Kris Wyld, Michael Miller and Mel Hill, produced by Wyld and Antony l Ginnane with Sally Riley and Kym Goldsworthy serving as executive producers for ABC TV and David Ogilvy as executive producer for Clandestine Beyond.